Monday, September 1, 2008

Swim Fan

In the case of this movie, the title of this blog (which I just changed back, Annie, get off my back) is kind of a misnomer, as no one I know has ever seen this movie.

As far as I know, it's kind of like Fatal Attraction, but in a pool. And the characters are in high school.

So, in my own swimming drama, because they close after Labor Day, last Friday I walked over to the community pool near my house to get one more use out of my new goggles.

It was around 11:00 am, well after the 9:00 open time, but it was all locked up, and employees were milling around inside the gates. I cornered a employee standing outside and asked what the deal was, and she proceeded to tell me, "We're closed because an employee was slain here last night. We'll be open for the second session".


2 things:

1. I've been to that pool a bunch of times, and not once felt that I was in any danger of slaying.

2. Slain? Was the guy killed in a fencing dual?

In any case, the question of whether I will return to the murder pool is a moot point, as it's closed until next summer.

I'm planning on hitting up Jones Beach in Long Island as part of my extended farewell to summer.


  1. I almost went and saw this movie. But then I remembered I like movies without suck.

    Are you going to become Michael Phelps' "Swimfan"?

  2. I hate me for this but I have seen this movie.

  3. guy mayhem:
    yes, I will be Michael Phelps's swimfan. I'm just waiting for our poolside tryst.

    how can you look at yourself in the mirror? or sleep at night? either one?

  4. Well I have stopped looking at myself. I no longer know if I'm ugly or beautiful and I'm an insomniac. It's a rough life I lead.

    PS. I saw that it was on tv this weekend. It must be some sort of sign...I just don't know what it means.